Men's hockey player Burton named to All-New England Team

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College's Jack Burton was one of three New England Small College Athletic Conference players named to the 2016-17 New England Men's Hockey Division II/III All-Star Team on Friday.

Burton, who recently played four games with the Indy Fuel of the ECHL on an amateur tryout, was already named to the All-NESCAC First Team. He was the first Colby player since 2007-08 season to be named to the first team. 

Burton finished the season with six goals and 16 assists for 22 points and had a team-high five power play goals. He finished ninth in the country in defenseman scoring at 0.96 points per game.

Burton, who finished his career with 18 goals and 34 assists for 52 career points, came up big in key wins for the Mules. Trailing 4-3 at home to Bowdoin, Burton scored the tying goal and assisted on the game-winning score in a 5-4 win. He also had an assist on the tying goal in a 2-1 win at Bowdoin. Burton helped the Mules to a huge 3-2 win at home against Tufts by assisting on the game-winning goal with 1:43 remaining.

Burton helped the Mules finish 13-7-4 overall and finish second in the NESCAC with an 11-4-3 league record.

2016-17 New England Men's Division II/III All-Star Team

Division II/III Player of the Year: Brady Fleurent, U. New England

Division II/III Coach of the Year: Mike McShane, Norwich


Kevin Aldridge, Endicott, sophomore

Brett Kilar, New England College, senior

Ty Reichenbach, Norwich, senior


Tyler Bishop, UMass-Boston, senior

Jack Burton, Colby, senior

Logan Day, Endicott, sophomore

Jerry Laakso, UMass-Dartmouth, junior

Chad Malinowski, Wesleyan, sophomore

Cody Smith, Norwich, senior


Tommy Besinger, Endicott, sophomore

Ryan Cusin, UMass-Boston, first-year

Brady Fleurent, U. New England, sophomore

Trevor Fleurent, U. New England, senior

Colin Larkin, UMass-Boston, junior

Sean Orlando, Trinity, senior

William Pelletier, Norwich, senior

Tyler Piacentini, Norwich, senior

Ryan Stevens, Plymouth State, sophomore

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